New regulations mean that a farmer could be criminally liable where he has helped in, or commissioned, the design of an agricultural building, which collapses in adverse weather conditions, and causes injury to people and livestock, or damage to machinery and crops. British Standards have recently reviewed and amended their regulations to increase the design … Continue reading Designs Of Agricultural Buildings
As you may be aware, a new amendment to planning laws in England allows farm buildings to be re-developed into dwellings in certain circumstances, without requiring special planning permission. Good news for farmers, you might think, but beware! The effect is that farming families could be caught for extra Inheritance Tax on outbuildings that they … Continue reading Will Your Farm Buildings Still Qualify As Agricultural Property?
There has been much publicity about the current Housing Crisis, and the Government has recognised the need to encourage new housing development. In England ‘permitted development rights’ have been extended to allow more development of farm buildings for residential use. This is a positive move for house buyers, the rural economy and land owners. … Continue reading Barn Conversions And Tax Planning